Explosive New Chemistry

NOV 01, 2018

Explore this season’s creative collaborations and intrepid design directions at LANDMARK.

If you’ve been taking notes on this fall’s new collections, you’ve probably noticed a few common threads: fresh artistic talent, novel collaborations, and all new perspectives. In celebration of this explosion of creativity, we’ve shortlisted a few of the most experimental collections and designer debuts this season.


A new artistic vision

Injecting a fresh new vision, new CELINE creative director Hedi Slimane debuted his first show at Paris Fashion Week. Designed in collaboration with avant-garde artist Christian Marclay – who is best known for his onomatopoeic and audio-inspired paintings – the SS19 “Paris La Nuit” collection is full of surprises, including unisex looks that embrace a youthful, club vibe.

Among the mix, black tailored suits, playsuits, The CELINE “Black Tie” and little black jackets featuring hand-embroidered details, animal motifs, and structured shoulders. As for Christian Marclay’s artwork, you can find prints of the artist’s collages and paintings on a range of products including bags, jackets and bombers.

Incorporating artist Christian Marclay’s paintings, Hedi Slimane debuted his first collection for CELINE.


Next-level luxe

This autumn, TOD'S announced a new commitment to creativity with the introduction of Tod’s Factory. Named after Andy Warhol’s famous Factory, the series of collaborative projects works with talent across an array of creative mediums – from film and illustration to fashion designers.

For its inaugural collection, TOD’s tapped Alessandro Dell’Acqua, behind No. 21 label, to encapsulate nonchalant glamour in a limited-edition women’s shoe collection. The sleek Italian designs include loafer-style pumps and sleek ankle boots – both featuring TOD’S signature pebble soles – that would be right at home in Rome or Florence.

The TOD'S x Alessandro Dell’Acqua collaboration takes the brand’s signature pebble soles to new heights.


F is for Fendi Mania

The worlds of luxury, sportswear and social media collide with the new Fendi Mania collection, which debuted this October at LANDMARK as part of a highly exclusive worldwide pre-launch at only nine selected stores around the globe. Taking inspiration from a reimagined Fila logo, re-appropriated by Instagram artist Hey Reilly, the collection captures an “extreme enthusiasm of desire” – and we’d say it’s succeeded. Amp up your autumn wardrobe with the retro-inspired athleisure designs for men, women and kids.

The Fendi Mania collection centres around a Fila logo re-appropriated by Instagram artist Hey Reilly.


Sustainable new kicks

Stella McCartney and Adidas have been working together on sustainable, high-performance running, training, and yoga sportswear for more than a decade. This fall, they took the collaboration to the next level with a collection of recycled-plastic jackets, zero-water dyes, 100 per cent recycled polyester, organic cotton, and the first-ever vegan leather Stan Smith sneaker. Available in styles for both men and women, the “Stella Stan Smith” features vegan leather and non-animal-based glues, along with subtle design tweaks such as perforated stars, a navy and burgundy heel, and portraits of McCartney and Smith printed on the tongues.

The “Stella Stan Smith” is the first of its kind to be made with vegan leather.


Moschino x Ben Frost

Art meets fashion in Moschino’s “Moschino Eyes” collection, which hit runways in the brand’s surreal show this fall. The colourful, retro lineup is a collaboration between creative director Jeremy Scott and Australian visual artist Ben Frost. Inspired by pop art, entertainment, and advertisements, the bright and bold imagery can be found on everything from phone cases to sweatshirts, pillbox hats, dresses, bags, shoes, and more.

Strut into the new “Moschino Eyes” collection to add a blast of colour into your fall wardrobe.


Dine by design

The creative collaborations this season aren’t limited to fashion. Just in time for event season, Christofle joined forces with fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld to create a new limited-edition version of its MOOD by Christofle 24-piece cutlery set. Inspired by the Art Deco movement of the 1930s, the sleek egg-shaped container now comes in two new shades: Lagerfeld Black, with just 500 pieces available worldwide, and Silver, with 1,000 pieces available worldwide. Each engraved vessel contains six sets of beautiful glamorous silverware that will make a statement on any table.

Make a statement while entertaining with the limited-edition MOOD by Christofle silverware sets designed by Karl Lagerfeld.